Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

This guide provides information on locating

military unit histories and individual service

records of discharged, retired, and deceased

military personnel. It also provides information

on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for

military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

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Appeals of Denied Claims

You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.

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How To Appeal A Denied Claim

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VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

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VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility

The VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix

There are additional benefits that you may be

eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for

a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.

These are known as derivatives.

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Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. This application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.

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veterans and their families.

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Disability Service Connection
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IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
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Special Home Adaptation

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Death Pension
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Declaration of Status of Dependents

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I am a Veteran

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers, post veterans with guns

"There are so many things that could go wrong," Tarr said.

"We are not a prison. We are not a police force."

Veterans Clinical Psychologist

Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting

him to participate in the RAMP program.  I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of an attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter

  /s/ Julie Glover

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NOBODY is coming after your TDIU benefits.

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Veteran still waiting to get approved for disability 24 years later

Clark did re-apply for disability in December 2017 only to find out the VA lost the most important part of her military record. Drew Early is a lawyer who helps veterans with VA claims. Drew says it typically takes three and a half years for an appeal to be reviewed in Atlanta. He says right now there are 35,000 appeals going through Atlanta's regional office and only about three teams reviewing those appeals.

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans

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Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

Veterans groups urge Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite travel errors

"Veterans groups", otherwise known as Veterans Service Organizations are always supportive of the VA no matter how badly broken it may be. Veterans Service Organizations are in a panic when anything changes at VA. Change means they could lose their nicely feathered nests and they sure don't want that.

Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

​General Information on IU Claims     Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU

​Special Considerations in IU Claims    

Rating Decision Addressing a Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination

​Poverty Threshold Information   ​​

Were You Exposed To Burn Pits?

Do you have health problems you believe are caused by the exposure?

Do you need guidance and help filing a burn pit claim?

Any of the veterans lawyers you see featured

on the VAWatchdog Dot Org will assess your claim or appeal at no cost to you!

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Federal agency hits VA for unfair barriers to organ transplant

Report to the President warns that whistleblower complaints about life-threatening

delays exposed in a KARE 11 investigation have not been addressed.

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Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and

Secondary Mental Health Conditions

Veterans Clinical Psychologist Dr. Brett Valette

explains how your service connected hearing loss & tinnitus can cause depression and

a number of other mental health conditions. Does your hearing loss and/or tinnitus cause

a lack of attentiveness or anxiety? If there is a cause and effect nexus, your mental

health conditions may be claimed and rated as secondary to the hearing loss and tinnitus.

Read the article here.

Trump’s White Male VA Secretary Steals From Taxpayers

And Throws A Female Underling Under The Bus

Simpson is out, Shulkin is staying, after Shulkin got busted taking his wife on your dime

for a 10-day trip to Europe that consisted of a "significant amount of personal time,

including Secretary Shulkin’s attendance at the Wimbledon tennis tournament."

Veterans Medical Opinion Doctor

Have You Received A RAMP Letter?

Don't get on the RAMP!

I've just had a VA appeal come in as a win through BVA after 9 years — yup, that’s right — it took 9 years for the veteran to prevail on appeal.  Here’s the kicker—this was a mental health claim.
How can VA rationally expect someone who is suffering from a mental health disability to get through the claims process, much less the appeals process on their own?  Further, what’s the purpose of VA compensation?  Isn’t it to provide for issues resulting from active service?  One would think those payments would be needed immediately, much less waiting for 9 years to bring this whole thing to fruition.
The capstone of all of this was that the DRO had turned the veteran down, even in light of all the favorable evidence available.  I didn’t take “no” as an answer and we took it to BVA and there the veteran prevailed.  So, DRO and BVA looked at the same file and came to different conclusions….I think that in the future we'll be doing this much more often...taking DRO denials to the BVA where we prevail.
My veteran is now happy, but it shouldn’t be this hard for any veteran to receive the full compliment of benefits they earned through their honorable service...especially for a veteran with a mental health issue.

​/s/ Drew

Trump doesn't seem to realize veterans already get 5 years of

health care after service with or without a disability rating.

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Returning Service Members: Enhanced Eligibility for VA Health Care
If you served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, and were discharged

on or after January 28, 2003, you have special eligibility to enroll in the VA health care system

for 5 years from your date of discharge or release. You can receive cost-free medical care for

any condition related to your service in theater and access to VA’s full Medical Benefits Package.

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